So You Need More Time For Writing

We all feel we need more time, how often is it said, there are not enough hours in the day or you need an extra day to do it all? But in truth what you need is to be organised because we cannot add time, each day is twenty-four hours, each hour sixty minutes. ItContinue reading “So You Need More Time For Writing”

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As A Writer, Thinking is Important

During a discussion with other writers, I was asked if I’d give a few suggestions to a new writer who wanted to write a short story? I offered my advice as follows which others agreed with: 2 Ask, whose story are you telling? 3 keep the story to only 2 or at most 3 charactersContinue reading “As A Writer, Thinking is Important”

Welcome back, Mary!

Where do I start? I had the best of intentions to write a post every Monday for months past. Yet the day came and went and then I left it so long, I’m embarrassed to be actually posting this. But I have always believed in biting the bullet no matter what has gone before. IContinue reading “Welcome back, Mary!”

This is My (Writing) Story

When I left home at 18, I wrote to my Nana, reams of pages in each letter. Every detail was included, nothing left out. I married at 21, and then wrote pages and pages of letters to family who lived abroad. I had my first child at 23, so my twenties were given to havingContinue reading “This is My (Writing) Story”

Moving On

It’s over. 2020 is behind us. A new year has begun and we all have high hopes for it to be a good one. Last year brought with it so many challenges and forced us to look at not just ourselves but our part in our communities. Some people do not see how they shouldContinue reading “Moving On”

Author, Jo Allen joins us today.

Welcome to my blog, Jo and before I ask you a few questions, can you tell me a small bit about yourself please?  I was born in Wolverhampton and am a graduate of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the Open University. After a career in economic consultancy I took up writing and was first published under theContinue reading “Author, Jo Allen joins us today.”

Welcome Author, Penny Best.

Read all about Penny’s new series and she promises us it is Hot, Hot, Hot!!!  Penny Best is the pen-name and persona for an explicit romance writer who has thrown caution to the wind. This fictional persona writes hot steamy quickie reads and has a degree in tantric sex therapy.  Having spent her early twentiesContinue reading “Welcome Author, Penny Best.”

A New Chapter in Life

Howdy, folks, well I’ve finished week three of a very exciting chapter in my life. I applied earlier this year and have been accepted for a MA (Master in Arts) in Creative Writing at the wonderful University of Limerick (UL). Am I happy? I’m over the moon. It is a massive and major step forContinue reading “A New Chapter in Life”

Flash 300 Max

Can I play? He sat in deep thought. Had he gone wrong? Did he not plan it perfectly? Of course he did. In fact he paid so much attention to every detail that he had not rested for well over six days at first. He believed in free will. He trusted too much his armyContinue reading “Flash 300 Max”

Flash 300 Max

Doorway to Happiness This is my quiet place. Where I go to be still. I first found it when out for a walk to get away from him. Ever since he retired he had taken over the house, each aspect of it and it really was doing my head in. I couldn’t go for aContinue reading “Flash 300 Max”